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Linn Energy LLC Outlook Revised To Positive From Stable; Ratings Affirmed Product Image

Linn Energy LLC Outlook Revised To Positive From Stable; Ratings Affirmed

  • ID: 1784404
  • May 2011
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
U.S. energy exploration and production company Linn Energy continues to expand liquids production and reserves. We expect average debt leverage to improve, and distribution coverage should improve. We affirmed our 'B+' corporate credit rating on the company and assigned a 'B' issue rating to the proposed senior unsecured notes. We revised the outlook to positive to reflect the potential for an upgrade in the next year if Linn can maintain debt leverage of 3.5x or less. NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 10, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it affirmed its 'B+' corporate credit rating on Linn Energy LLC and revised the outlook to positive from stable. At the same time we assigned a 'B' rating to Linn's...

Companies mentioned in this report are: Linn Energy LLC,Linn Energy Finance Corp.
Action: Affirmed
Action: Outlook: Positive

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Linn Energy LLC,Linn Energy Finance Corp.

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